“No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.” (Ephesians 2:10 MSG).
READ: John 9:4-5
Often times, it is easy for Christians to go about life without an utmost sense of responsibility. We sometimes are so carried away by our ‘redemptive rights’ that we forget the reasons why we are here on earth, the very reasons why we are made and saved. It becomes very easy to be carried away by the spirit of the age and trade the discomforts of our work overalls for opulent silk attires.
We are His workmanship; created, prepared and being prepared for good works which have been pre-ordained for us. We must realize that the summation of our lives on earth, and even beyond, is to please God and to do His will; to join Him in the expansion of His kingdom influence and the propagation of light. Our light must shine- so shine that men, even blind men, may see our good works and give glory to the Father. Our lights shine by good works, done in season and out of it. We must be ever willing and ready to get involved in the work of our Master, not just in sacred places, but (perhaps more importantly) in the secular systems where we spend most of our time- where God Himself has caused us to be located. We must be careful to identify closely the works that He has ordained for us and use the resources He has granted us- time, money, skill, and intellect in the furtherance of His work.
Purpose in your heart today to be an agent of God, always ready and aptly positioned for good works.
Father, help me to fully grasps Your purpose for my life. Help me identify opportunities to be a channel of Your grace and cause my heart to be tender towards good works.